Some Capitol rioters claim election misinformation defense

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy. GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Lawyers … Read more

Groups make last-minute appeal for Biden to ‘defund’ ICE, CBP

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Migrant advocates on Thursday made a last-minute appeal for President Biden to take money earmarked for immigration enforcement and spend it on education and health care instead. “I call on the president to put forward a compassionate budget, one that affirms the dignity and humanity of our immigrant neighbors,” … Read more

Upstate man arrested over Capitol insurrection

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR) — Eric Bochene, 49, of New Hartford was arrested on Thursday by FBI agents out of Albany. He is facing charges related to having taken part in the riot and attack on the U.S. Capitol. Leahy calls for more funding to fight domestic terrorism In papers filed by the FBI, a … Read more

Biden touts $28.6B restaurant relief program

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden delivered remarks on his $28.6B restaurant relief program which is part of his recently passed American Rescue Plan. The White House said that 186,200 restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses had applied for the program over its first two days of accepting applications. More than half of the … Read more